Hoquiam and Aberdeen, Washington, are Good Launch-Off Sites and Destinations in Their Own Rights Hoquiam and Aberdeen are great places to stay for people hiking along the Washington coast. The cites are 45 minutes from Lake Quinault, with its great trails, wildlife viewing, and penchant for mystical experiences. It’s also half an hour from Ocean Shores. The advantage to staying in Hoquiam or Aberdeen rather than the destinations noted above is that the cities are rarely ever sold out of…